After being disappointed with Canon’s sensor cleaning, I finally did it myself.
I bought Sensor Swabs[1. Type 2 for my Canon EOS 40D.] and Eclipse E2 sensor cleaner. After watching a video of Thomas Hawk cleaning his sensor, I carefully followed suit.
I took a before photo, made one pass with a fresh swab, took another test photo, made a second pass, then a last test photo. Finally, I took the above photo of the box of Sensor Swabs and Eclipse E2.
There’s still a couple dust spots around the edges, but I’m 99% sure it’s because I didn’t emphasize those areas in my swabbing.
Don’t be scared. It really is simple. Just exercise caution and you’ll be awesome[2. Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for any damage you cause to your camera.].
7 thoughts on “Cleaned the sensor myself, baby”
lol, thanks for the information bryan…i might be gutsy enough to try this myself :o)
Told you it wasn’t difficult. 😀
@Marcus: I know, I know. 🙂
Those swabs are hella expensive.
@Dee — You could try a cheaper method as mentioned in the other post.
Just ordered the swabs and some E2 myself. Man, those swabs are expensive!!!
@Blackstock — I’m pretty sure it’s worth it. I took some photos today so we’ll see how my photos look now. 🙂